Cooking with Rosa
Once a month Rosa opens the doors at Eglinton on a Monday for a dinner party where you can join her in the kitchen. Get your hands messy as you help make food for your Big Night style dinner. It's an expanded version of our Family Style menu with plenty of Antipasti, Primi & Secondi with wine included. It's a great party with a little learning and a fantastic meal all for $85 plus tax and tip (or CASH price $90 all in).
Start time 7:00pm, get there for 6:30!
Monday February 24
Monday March 30
Monday April 27
Monday May 25
The launch of 7Numbers Picton
Mama Rosa arrives in the County!
Everyone knows Prince Edward County is the place to be these days, so let's have some good food while we take in a wine tour, hit the Sandbanks, or just go see the sights. Victoria and the crew - featuring Danforth's own fabulous Charlie to greet you. We are recreating Nonna's kitchen once again!
Find us in Picton
City TV and Breakfast Television
Rosa Marinuzzi's lasagne
We are so proud of our Rosie's appearance on Breakfast Television this morning (November 21/19)! She got hands-on with the lasagne and won some new fans!
Watch the clip here!
Family Style Menu
Perfect for groups of 2-100. Our kitchen will send you platters of Antipasti like calamari, caprese, arugula salad and spinach salad, then we hit you with platters of our pasta including lasagne, orecchiette and linguine, then you each get to pick your own individual main course from the Secondi list (exceptions may apply), plus insalata and grilled veggies on the side. Saves almost all the decision making, covers all the bases, delicious and amazing.
Private & Corporate Events
You name it, we've done it. Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Charity Events and Fundraisers... let us know what you need and we will make it happen. Luncheons, Cooking with Rosa -style events, or a private space for your people with all the food and fun of 7Numbers. Call Vito at Danforth or Thom at Eglinton.
Eglinton Hours, Map, Parking
516 Eglinton Avenue West
Tuesdays through Saturdays 5-11pm
Sundays 5-10pm | Closed Mondays
One block east of us is Castle Knock Road, turn north and you will see the entrance to a Green P parking lot that runs behind our row of buildings - please don't come through the alleyway - it's an alleyway! Come in the front door. You can try your luck parking on the side streets, but we're staying out of it!
Danforth Hours, Map, Parking
307 Danforth Avenue
Tuesdays through Saturdays 5-11pm
Sundays 5-10pm | Closed Mondays
It's Danforth, what can I tell you - the best parking option is to take the subway. There's a Green P at 25 Ferrier Avenue to the east of us and one at 35 Erindale Avenue just to our west, and you might score a spot on the side streets but be careful - and be nice to the neighbours.
Welcome to Rosa's Famiglia
Mention Rosa Marinuzzi's name, or that of her trattoria - 7Numbers - to anyone you meet in Toronto's Eglinton West neighbourhood and chances are they'll exclaim, "Mama Rosa?!" Whether at the local gelateria, the salon, the coffee shop, or the grocer, her laughter and joyful enthusiasm is more than just a reputation, it's a presence.
Born and raised on a farm near the town of Modugno in southern Italy, Rosa loves to tell stories of her childhood. From stealing fresh bread from the kitchen after school to sneaking into the cellar with her brother to pilfer fresh cheese or olive oil, her love of food started at a young age. With a focus on fresh, ripe ingredients, Rosa never fails to express their natural, vibrant flavours.
Those who frequent 7Numbers will tell you that Rosa is a fixture, there six nights a week - and that's not counting a 'Cooking with Rosa' event or a private party. "Those [nights] are my favourite. We have a big table and people come help me in the kitchen and I show them how easy it is. Cooking for flavour is cooking for your health! Lots of olive oil, lots of greens, fresh tomatoes, nice and ripe," Rosa's eyes widen with delight. "And pasta!"
And if you've caught one of her many appearances on Breakfast Television, Gusto TV's DNA Dinners, Best in Chow, Christine Cushing Live, Bonnie Stern (the list goes on), you'll know Toronto has fallen in love her, too. Her energy and relentlessness remain legendary, and the love she receives from her city only fuels her desire to give all that love back through a home-cooked meal.
At 7Numbers, you're family.
Bet you can't have just one frittelle! Frittelle are traditional Italian Christmas Eve doughnuts. Delicious and light, you can have them savoury or sweet!
- Take a piece of pizza dough (you can use store-bought or frozen) the size of a tennis ball and flatten it with a rolling pin into a flat and round shape.
- The thickness of the dough should be no more than 1/4 of an inch.
- Place 3-4 tbsp of your favourite filling in the center of the dough - scallions, mozzarella, tomatoes, grated Parmigiano cheese, Nutella, or leave them plain!
- Fold the dough over the filling and close it in the shape of a 1/2 moon.
- Press down the outer edges of the dough to completely seal the frittelle. Cut the excess dough away.
- Fry in olive oil until they are golden brown and serve (preferably!) very hot. If you are making sweet frittelle, you can cover them in cinnamon and sugar.
Rosa's Award-Winning Lasagne
Winner of the 2014 'Lasagna Wars' on the Cooking Channel's Best in Chow, my prize-winning lasagna will have your family coming back for seconds (and maybe thirds) this Christmas.
Yield: 1 serving dish - 12 small portions / 8 large portions
- 1/2 Onion (sliced)
- 2 1/2 lbs Ground veal
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp Chopped garlic
- 1-2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 1/2 cups Water
- 1 1/2 cups Shredded mozzarella
- 6 sheets Lasagna noodles, cut in half
- 3/4 cups Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 litres Tomato sauce
- Heat oil on low in a medium saucepan and then add garlic, onion, salt, and pepper. Sauté a few minutes until soft and translucent.
- Add veal and brown.
- Add half the water and cook for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to mash meat and blend the ingredients.
- Add the other half of water, mix, and cook through.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a separate medium saucepan, bring sauce to boil and then set to low to simmer.
- Fill one large pot with water and a splash of olive oil and bring to boil.
- Fill a second large pot with cold water and set aside.
- Once the first pot has come to a boil, add 6 of the halved lasagna noodle sheets and let cook for approx. 1 minute.
- Remove sheets and submerge in pot with cold water.
- Repeat with 6 more halved sheets.
- Leave all sheets in the cold water until ready to assemble.
- Preheat oven to 250°F
- Add 1 1/2 large ladles of sauce into bottom of hotel pan
- Lay 2 halved lasagna noodle sheets vertically in bottom of hotel pan
- Pour 1 scoops of sauce over noodles
- Spread 1 1/2 scoops of veal on top
- Sprinkle one handful of parmesan cheese over veal
- Sprinkle one handful of mozzarella cheese over veal
- Lay 2 halved sheets on top, this time, horizontally
- Repeat 4 more times, each time alternating noodles vertically and horizontally, for a total of 5 layers
- At the end of 5th layer, add 1 1/2 scoops of sauce and then add a 6th layer of noodles
- Add 1-2 more scoops of sauce and then a small sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top
- Tuck down corners by using your fingers to gently press the noodles down, ensuring all layers are tucked in
- Bake uncovered on centre rack for 60 min
- Buon Appetito!
Made with a soft, no-yeast dough, taralli is a holiday tradition in our family, and goes perfectly with a glass of wine. Serve with or after dinner.
- 4 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2/3 cups Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup Dry white wine
- 1-2 tsp Fennel seeds and cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt.
- Add the oil and wine, and mix with a fork until the dough forms into a rough mass.
- On a wooden board, knead dough for approx. 5 minutes, until smooth.
Knead spices into dough.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-30 minutes.
- Pinch walnut-sized pieces of dough, rolling first between your hands and then against the wooden cutting board, so that the dough forms a thin rope, about ½ inch (1 cm) in diameter and 4" long (10 cm).
- Shape each rope into a ring and seal the edges by pressing them together lightly, then set aside on a wooden board and cover with a towel.
- In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Put 6-10 of the taralli into the boiling water, and when they float to the surface (this will only take 30-60 seconds!) remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a cloth to dry and cool.
- Put the cooled taralli on baking sheets and bake for approx. 25 minutes, until golden.
- Remove and cool on racks.
- Store in a closed container to keep them crisp.